Feb 8, 2013 7:30pm PST
, live in a urban environment. don't want to get on a google bus and drive down 101 every day. google and others want to serve the population of their employees. it's food to have opportunities in both places. so this urban, i call them urban hipsters essentially want to stay in san francisco. they're opening offices here. >> does san francisco have a particular niche in the industry or not really? >> you know, it's not the device-heavy kind of cisco, the big data kind of things. it's more in the consumer space, mostly consumer, cloud is here, there's all kinds of companies like that that are here and are in the software or the app space. >> one of the other things that happened this week is texas governor rick perry was making a lot of news saying california's high taxes and tough environmental laws are going to make companies and rich people in the bay area want to move to texas. he's coming here to make this pitch. what are the chances of people en masse leaving silicon valley to go to texas? >> not so much. he makes a lot of noise all the time, doesn't he? the kind of people that work
Feb 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
search didn't exist when ebay started. google had started. craigslist had started. what we needed to do was to face up to the reality of the change and in essence reinvent e-bay with today's tech, what was today's technology and internet and reimagine, reinvent the company. >> charlie: did some people come to you and say if you do this, you're going to cannibalize what we have. >> absolutely. at some point you have to choice. the dilemma in technology is either you cannibalize yourself or someone else is going to do it. we took the tough medicine, labeled it a turn around. no one liked it at first. that allowed us to focus on fixing the fundamentals of the business which have now turned beautifully. >> charlie: as you led those conversations, what was your definition of what you wanted ebay to be? >> well, ebay's purpose has never really changed. our ebay founder said he measures success by positively impacting hundreds of millions of people's lives around the world and connecting them through trade. and so what we needed to do was to update that into today's internet and tomorrow's.
Feb 1, 2013 4:00pm PST
closed above that illusive 14,000 mark. google has settled a long-term dispute with french media companies over the internet giant's right to use content that it didn't produce. in a deal signed by the president and google boss, google will set up an $82 million fund to help old media adapt to the digital age. publishers in germany are still involved in a similar dispute. after four years of leading the u.s. state department, today hillary clinton formally turned into her resignation. speaking to her staff one last time, she issued her thanks and ended them to carry on their -- encouraged thome carry on their work for the -- them to carry on their work for the country and the president. how will she be remembered? the bbc's state department correspondent looks back at her legacy. >> she's one of the most recognized and respected women in the world. after four years as secretary of state, hillary clinton leaves the job with close to 70% approval rating. >> i am going to miss it. i'm going to miss the people i worked with here, i'm going to misrepresenting my country when that blue
Feb 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
effort includes other officials as well in january, vice president biden appeared in a google fire side hangout on gun violence with newshour's hari sreenivasan. >> what's your interpretation of the second amendment? >> my interpretation is the second amendment is an individual right. >> suarez: such events happened last december during the fiscal cliff negotiations. when president obama visited a family in northern virginia to prod congress to act. his republican opponent complained about the strategy saying the president is more focused on talk than on action. this was senate minority leader mitch mcconnell two weeks ago. >> well, i'd suggest that one thing the american people don't want is a permanent campaign. the that's the last thing the american people are looking for is a permanent campaign. they want us to work together on solutions to our problems and deficits and debt are right at the top of the list. so i'd like to suggest this morning that the president rethink the adversarial tone he's adopted in recent weeks. >> brown: but the white house is pressing ahead. today's event